Agate is a gemstone found in
many continents from Brazil to Afghanistan to Australia.
Agate is popular for necklaces
as the stone has many natural patterns and comes in a variety of natural
colours. It can also be dyed to obtain interesting colours. Tribal civilizations have used
agate as necklaces for thousands of years.
Agate is one of the
oldest gemstone on record, from biblical days as agate jewelry and as
decorative agate bowls. Agate stone is a form of quartz
specifically Cryptocrystalline quartz. Agate rocks is found all
over the world and forms in rings that display magical patterns and can
be found with all colours of the spectrum.
One of the most popular types
is called Chalcedony offering
a spectacular variety of solid color gems or cabochons seen in jewelry from
around the world. Agate is also distinguished by its bands of colors “Onyx- black and white usually can be dyed
to appear totally black. Carnelianis a yellow - orange to reddish orange
color and Chrysocolla is a bright blue green color.
The patterns of agate rock
are so Unique and the appearance of the pattern defines
and identifies that piece of agate in trade. For example Eye
agate, which forms ring shapes with a point in the centre; Dentritic
agate which is
identified by a moss-like patterns; and Fire agate which offers a beautiful
Agate gemstone meaning- Agate
is a talisman for ill feelings it can give you the strength to carry on and
help you to make important decisions.
Agate gemstone is so unique
that it can be seen in high quality objects such as art, agate beads, agate
rings, agate bracelets, agate pendants brooches and cameos.
Buy agate loose gemstones or
single in mineral auctions under banded agate, Laguna agate, Montana agate,
plume agate and blue agate and lace agate.
Agate rocks mineral make good
mineral specimen as chipped off pieces expose good natural patterns and a
These gemstone rocks are also
large compared to many other natural gemstones.
Agate is not a modern
birthstone but it is a traditional Birthstone for month for those in Gemini or the
Mystical Birthstone for those born as Virgo.
Agate is a natural gemstone so
most gemstone dealers supply to agate shops and agate stores found or mined in
their area. You can buy mineral specimens from mineral auctions or as finished
polished agate stone.
Think about what kind of agate
you want and what type of metal you want your agate gems set in, this will
help you determine how much you want to spend on your piece of agate
jewelry. Buying or bidding on a wholesale site you will cut out the
middle man which may cause you to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on
the Agate you choose.